Thursday, July 28, 2011

Vintage in Black and White

I’ve seen some vintage black and white done around the blogosphere lately and when I found and had to have this image  called “Summer Romance” and is found at The Vintage Workshop, I knew I had to give it a try – now I’m hooked – so there’s more to come in the hopefully near future – I bought some beautiful black lace trim I absolutely cannot wait to use. But in the meantime, here’s my first attempt at a vintage black and white…

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The one above is for Lake Tahoe Holidays, and this one below (my favorite) is for my Etsy

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Have a wonderful Thursday friends,


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Get Well Soon and Birthday Wishes

Happy Tuesday to everyone! We finally have consistent beautiful weather here at the lake and I just love spending every minute possible outside. My sweet granddaughter Ashlee Rae is coming this Saturday to spend a week with us and I am so looking forward to walks and bike rides and coffee outside a little cafĂ©, and shopping. Can’t wait! In the meantime just a couple of creations…

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Take care friends

Sunday, July 17, 2011

New Tags for Etsy

I’ve recently added some new tags to my Etsy shop. Birds and nests… This first image comes from Debbie at Ephemera’s Vintage Garden. If you like working with beautiful images, please check out her shop.

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Tags of faith…. These are from Bev at In My Cedar Chest – another great shop for vintage images…

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And a beautiful spray of violets…

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A couple of these are not in there yet, but will be soon. Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend, Dru

Friday, July 15, 2011

It’s Pink Saturday….

Thank you to Beverly for sweetly hosting the Pink Saturday fun every week. Please visit her at How Sweet the Sound, sit down with a cup of good coffee or tea, and enjoy many many talented bloggers showcasing the color pink. It makes for a very relaxing Saturday morning. ~ or in this case Friday evening with a glass of wine. Beverly has set it up that we can post on Friday for Saturdays.

My contribution this week is a collection of baby items I’ve been working on for the shop in town Lake Tahoe Holidays and also my Etsy shop. I’ve decided to make my creating life a little less chaotic and messy (to say the very least – my studio looks like a bomb went off in it) I’m going to focus on somewhat of a theme each week – this week it was for “Baby”.

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I posted this one the other day, but decided to post it again for Pink Saturday…

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Having a theme for the week does seem to make me a little more prolific. Here are some tags…

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Happy Pink Saturday to everyone ~ have a fun relaxing wonderful weekend!


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

CR84N Color Challenge

This is the beautiful Color Challenge at CR84FN ~ Pink, Red, and Neutral. The deadline is tomorrow the 14th at 11:59 EST – so hurry over and take part. Yes, as usual I’m slipping in just under the wire.


So, here’s my project…

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And a little closer look…

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The beautiful image is from Iralamija’s shop as is the adorable digital papers. The heart is by Martha Stewart from Michael’s, buttons and trim from my stash, and the tiny rhinestones are by Darice also from Michael’s.  The glitter is Ranger’s Star Dust Glitter Glue.

Take care friends, Dru

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

ATC Swap Goodies…

A few weeks back City Crafter Challenge Blog challenged us to make an ATC, then decided to go a step further and do a swap. I received my goodies in the mail the other day from June in Indiana. Wow! All the goodies she sent me – I just can’t wait to use them.

Here’s the ATC she made for the challenge –look at those sweet little scissors and that gorgeous flower…. If you want a closer look, just click on the photo…

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And then just look at the stickers, the handmade stick pins, carnival tickets, the cutest tiny little tags, glassine bags, baker’s twine…

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All these beautiful handmade sparkly flowers, butterflies, darling little puffy angel wings ~ can’t wait to use these….

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Blank cards, a ribbon bound album to decorate, tiny little notebooks, gold photo corners, larger size glassine and paper bags, a wonderful altered paper bag made into a pocket with darling little tags, a mini scrapbook kit…

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A wonderful star chipboard album – I can’t wait to turn this into a little album for Christmas or 4th of July – I love chipboard albums!!

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Thank you so much June – this was so much fun! Remember, stop by City Crafter Challenge Blog for some really unique challenges. The one going on right now is “Let the Sunshine In” and the challenge is to use the word “sun” or a “sun” in our project. 

Take care friends, Dru

Friday, July 8, 2011

City Crafter Challenge and Pink Saturday…

…all rolled into one. The challenge at City Crafter Challenge Blog this week is “Birds of a Feather” and Kirsty is challenging us to use birds and/or bird cages – how wonderful is that?? And, you still have time to play. Challenge ends on July 11th, at 11:59 p.m. EST – so pop on over, take a look at the guidelines and join in the fun.

It’s also just in time for Pink Saturday at Beverly’s How Sweet the Sound and so my project works for both.

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Happy creating and Happy Pink Saturday to everyone, Dru

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Remember Peter Rabbit…

One of my most beloved characters as a child and read so many times to my own children. There’s something so sweet and magical about those little funny characters. I’ve had these adorable little images for awhile now and finally just yesterday decided what I wanted to do with them.

So many persons are now using “wish tags” as an alternate to a guest book for weddings, bridal showers, baby showers, birthday and retirement parties, anniversaries…you get the drift. I decided to make Peter Rabbit wish tags – that can also be used as favors or place cards at baby showers. 

I added a small hand stamped flourish and a tiny pearl or rhinestone to each of them. They are now in my Etsy shop as a set of 20 – everyone with a different image and completely customizable.

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Images are from Sabinesydney.  Drop by if you’re interested in some really cute images at great prices.

Take care friends, Dru

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th

to all of our men and women who put their lives on the line every day to insure our freedoms, and to their families who give their lives as well. Thank you so much!

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Take care friends, Dru